Wednesday, March 21, 2012

New Spring Wreath

In honor of spring, I made a new wreath for our front door. I actually found time to make something.

Glue gun, grapevine wreath and flowers.
(These are actually flowers leftover from my wedding)
And I added a tulle bow, just for fun.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring is Here!

It is officially the first day of spring, however it has felt spring-like for a while now here.

The weather is warmer, the birds are out, flowers are blooming ...
Isn't it nice?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mexican Macaroni Melt

This is so good, and so easy to make it's ridiculous.
You'll need to cook 1 lb ground beef (or turkey) and cook 1/2 box of macaroni noodles.
Drain and season the meat with taco (or chili) seasoning, then layer macaroni, beans, tomatoes, onions, peppers, lettuce, meat and cheese in a 9x13 dish. Bake on 400 for about 10-15 minutes (just to melt the cheese). Serve with tortilla chips, and enjoy! 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

White Lasagna

Tonight for dinner we had a 'white lasagna'.
What's a white lasagna? Something I just made up (I think).
And it turned out pretty awesome. And is easy to make.
(And it's basically baked alfredo, but using lasagna noodles)

Lasagna noodles, chicken, alfredo sauce, cheese, tomatoes & seasonings. 
Cook noodles, then layer noodles, sauce, chicken, cheese & tomatoes in a 9x13 dish. Bake at 425 for 10-15 minutes (just long enough to melt the cheese), then serve.

Yum! I baked peppers & onions into ours too, but I think it would also be good with some broccoli :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Not Just a Momma

I tend to forget that 95% of the time. 
I did have a life before getting pregnant. I was a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend. And I enjoyed many things. I still am all of those roles, and I still enjoy doing many different things. However, I just hardly ever have the time at the end of the day. So - here is a post for me.
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Sunday night I made a rather kick-butt lasagna, if I do say so myself (and, I do). I would show you, but we gobbled that bad boy down too fast. It's a pretty standard homemade lasagna though.
1 lb ground beef, 1 box of noodles, 1 jar of sauce, 1 bag of cheese, and some spices.
Cook & drain your beef, cook your noodles, then in a 9x13 pan layer noodles, sauce, cheese & beef. Repeat until you've filled the pan or used up everything. I top ours with some garlic powder and Italian seasonings.
I also baked some cheesy-garlic biscuits to go with it.
They are pretty stupid-proof, but if you need help, The Diary of a Small Town Girl did a post the other week.

I'm hoping to try out a different kind of lasagna later this week.
I'm also hoping to work on an easy craft project at some point.

I also wanted to share some of what I'm looking forward to in the coming weeks & months.
~  Spring. The nicer weather so baby and I can get out more.
~  Gardening. I really want a garden. So, we need to find a tiller, and start working.
~  Baby John starting on foods. It will be so exciting to see what he thinks of real food.
 ~  A new car. Well, new to us, we buy used. We've been talking (and talking and talking) about getting me a bigger car, but now we really need to get one. My car can only hold me and the baby. And I'm sure my husband would like to go out with us sometime, and not have to take his car. And I would like to not have to ride in the dashboard of his car. So I am looking forward to getting a bigger, better, safer family car.
~  And - big one - My brother's wedding! At the end of June my brother is getting married, and I'm one of their bridesmaids, which I am super excited about. So, I have all of the upcoming wedding events too!